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Le Chef Vulcan

13 O'Connell Street | Upper Vulcan lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
“croque madame” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 O'Connell Street | Upper Vulcan lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just happened upon this tiny restaurant down an alley street. It's a lively setting with outdoor cafe tables. Great wine list including French and New Zealand choices. Menu is simple and food is outstanding . . .we ate there two nights...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled in off the street. Grabbed the last outside table as was very warm inside. Great brunch, generous serving size and high quality ingredients. Delicious coffer and exceptional service, what a great team. Big breakfast and vegetarian eggs Benedict highly recommended.

Thank Antarisha
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here and had the $10 steak frites with coleslaw - what a bargain! Glass of red wine, live music and I even had a table of French speaking young women next door. Great atmosphere. I will be back 😊.

Thank Kiwi_on_Hols
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A little away from the other restaurants made it less busy and a table was easy to find. We sat outside which wasn't the best choice as the table was on a slant and the alley worked a bit like a wind tunnel. Service was...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in quiet Vulcan Lane, this was a lovely find on a quiet Saturday evening. Judging by the number of French speakers at the nearby tables, this was an authentic French experience. Just a small dinner menu to choose from, although small sharing plates...More

Thank Liz_C306
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Authentic French food in a pleasant atmosphere right in the centre of Auckland - definitely a top pick for brunch in the city. The coffee was good and the pain perdu, served with fresh berries, maple syrup and (as an option) crispy bacon was truly...More

Thank Katharine E
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I work in the City and have tried breakfasts at many cafes - but this is certainly the best! It was impressive as they were one of the very few cafes open on Boxing Day and so were super busy. I thought I'd give them...More

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Authentically French. Like a good French cafe without having to go to France. Try the tarte tatin. Delicious!

Thank John E
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

One can ramble around the Auckland CBD taking in the vibrant youthful changes, and then you discover Vulcan Lane - and you must stop to dine at Le Chef. Sitting on the pavement, you are transported to France and the service and food, completes the...More

Thank Billytoucan
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This little place on Vulcan Lane is easily overlooked. It has a shy quiet appeal but is definitely worth a visit. Very generous on their very tasty sharing platters and one of the best coffees I have had in ages. They pride themselves on keeping...More

Thank Silentpartner99
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 O'Connell Street | Upper Vulcan lane, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +(64)3734723
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Le Chef, a fresh seasonal european & french cuisine with a menu renewed every month. Let yourself be surprised !
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